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Project update

Homes Victoria is delivering new social and affordable housing to give more Victorians a safe a secure place to call home.

The Walker Street housing site in Northcote is located 6km from the city centre of Melbourne in the City of Darebin. The site is close to education facilities, employment and transport.  

The site will deliver a 21% increase in social housing and First Home Buyers will be given priority access to purchase a new market home.  

The supply of new housing at the site will help tackle the growing problem of housing affordability in Victoria.  

The redevelopment of the site will replace 87 social homes that are not compliant with current design standards with approximately 257 new homes, including 106 social homes and 151 market homes.   

Homes Victoria is joining with development partner MAB Corporation, and registered housing association HousingFirst, to redevelop the Walker Street, Northcote site. 

What you need to know

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The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Walker Street, Northcote.

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City of Darebin

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The development at Northcote will include 257 homes.

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The development will include 5% of Disability Discrimination Act fully accessible homes.

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Key features

  • Environmentally sustainable homes with lower heating and cooling costs 
  • New bike parking facilities and connections to public transport  
  • Community room and artist studio  
  • Separate artist residence to encourage creative arts and community activities 
  • Access track connecting the site to the Merri Creek 
  • Quality open spaces the wider community can enjoy.  

Community Committee

The department has established a Community Committee for the renewal of the Northcote site. 

The committee is chaired by Kat Theophanous MP – State Member for Northcote. 

The committee brings together community members and representatives of local organisations to ensure effective communication throughout the site renewal. It enables ongoing and two-way feedback through participation with stakeholders and the community. 

Members of the committee provide input and feedback on redevelopment plans and identify local issues and matters of concern as they arise. Committee members will communicate the progress of the redevelopment back to their communities to support the successful delivery of the project. 

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